Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman 3: "I’ve really hit the pause button"

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Last time our sister publication Total Film magazine caught up with Patty Jenkins for Wonder Woman 1984, the director revealed that there's an arc for Diana Pierce across the first two Wonder Woman movies and the upcoming Amazonians spin-off and Wonder Woman 3. However, catching up with the filmmaker for the new issue, Jenkins reveals that things have been put on pause. 

“I’ve really hit the pause button,” she says of Wonder Woman 3. “Because the truth is, where that plotline was coming from was our state of being six months ago. And so I want to make sure that I’m totally absorbing whatever the result of this pandemic is." 

"We’re not starting to work on that movie right away," she says of returning to work post-lockdown. "I’m hoping to do this Amazon movie before we do the third Wonder Woman. And I may not do either of them. You never know what will happen in this world, you know? But yes, I think the plotline will stay very similar, probably. But I want to make sure it’s influenced by all of this.” Diana Prince versus the chaotic, destructive forces of 2020? We know whose corner we’re in.

Inside the new issue of Total Film – which hits shelves real and digital from this Friday, June 26 – stars Gadot, Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal, plus Jenkins talk in-depth about the super-sequel, which has recently been postponed for an October 2 cinema release. Plus, the issue also comes with two (count ’em) ebook gifts: a Star Wars-themed quiz book and an era-appropriate ’80s Movie special. Check out the newsstand cover below:

Total Film's Wonder Woman 1984 cover

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Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.